Course: North Carolina
Unit: North Carolina Highlights
esson: North Carolina from A to Z
Competency Objectives: Learners acquire selected historical and geographical information about North Carolina.
Suggested Criteria for Success: Learners participate in class work and demonstrate recognition through matching activities.
Suggested Vocabulary: teacher and student-selected words from attached handout A to Z
Suggested Materials: Print copies of the handouts from the end of this lesson.
A North Carolina map for each student or small group or students.
Pens or pencils and paper. Art supplies if you plan to do quilt squares or postage stamps.
A multimedia classroom is helpful, if available, to use in searching for additional information on selected topics.
http://www.visitnc.com Visit North Carolina. Put your cursor on travel tools in the picture on your screen and click on Brochure & Travel Info. This site enables you to order a free North Carolina travel package that includes a state map. You can also call 1-800-VISITNC to inquire about purchasing multiple copies of the state map. Try http://www.ncdot.org/public/publications for another N.C. map source.
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/maps/eastern.htm Eastern North Carolina. Use the site names across the bottom of the screen to access the individual places.
http://www.agr.state.nc.us/agscool/commodities/porkid.htm Hogs in NC
http://www.ncbiotech.org/ncindustry/ncindustry.cfm Biotechnology Industry.
http://www.greensboronc.org Enter Mendenhall Plantation and click on Search. Also see http://www.mendenhallplantation.org.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wright Kitty Hawk
http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/ Kitty Hawk
http://www.outer-banks.com/flight/ Kitty Hawk
http://www.usmint.gov Click on Special Programs (left side), then on 50
State Quarters Program, then on the state of North Carolina. The North
Carolina quarter commemorates the first self propelled, heavier
than air flight was on December 17, 1903 Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
http://nc_lighthouses.tripod.com/ NC Lighthouses. Click on the individual
lighthouses on the left side of the screen.
http://www.oldsalem.org Old Salem
http://www.nps.gov/fora/search.htm The Lost Colony
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncqualla/native.htm Qualla Boundary
http://www.westernncattractions.com/cherres.htm Qualla Boundary
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/capitol/stat_cap/default.htm Raleigh, NC. Click on Capitol History on the left side of the screen.
http://www.tryonpalace.org/ Tryon Palace
http://www.ga.unc.edu/UNC_Schools/UNC_History.html UNC-Chapel Hill
http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/nc/bio/public/vance.htm Zebulon B. Vance
http://www.lectlaw.com/def/h001.htm Habeas Corpus
http://www.doh.dot.state.nc.us/operations/dp_chief_eng/roadside/wildflowerbook North Carolina wildflowers
http://www.acponline.org/chapters/nc/nc_medschools.htm NC Medical Schools
http://www.broadfootsofwendell.com/riversofnc.htm NC Rivers
http://store.yahoo.com/nc-wildlife/store-rivers.html NC Rivers
http://www.nczoo.org The NC Zoo.
Suggested Methods: Discussion, Pre-reading, Reading, Map Reading, Group Work, Drawing, Matching.